What is Kidney Cancer?
My type of cancer is kidney cancer. Here's a quick definition of it. Cancer that forms in tissues of the kidneys. Kidney cancer includes renal cell carcinoma (cancer that forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products) and renal pelvis carcinoma (cancer that forms in the center of the kidney where urine collects). It also includes Wilma tumor, which is a type of kidney cancer that usually develops in children under the age of 5.
Once kidney cancer is diagnosed. The next step is to determine its stages. I will explain the stages of this cancer - Stage one - the tumor is seven centimeters or smaller and is only found in the kidney. - Stage two - the tumor grow larger than seven centimeters. - Stage three - the tumor is any size and the cancer is only found in the kidney, also one or more nearby lymph nodes. OR . cancer is found in the main blood vessels of the kidney or of the kidney or in the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney. Cancer may be found in 1 or more nearby lymph nodes. - Stage four - The cancer has spread
Metastasis - the transference of disease producing organisms or of malignant or cancers cells to other parts of your body.
There are treatments in kidney cancer is if the cancer has not spread beyond the kidneys, surgery to remove the tumor, part or all of the kidney, and possibly nearby tissue and lymph nodes, may be the only treatment necessary. A urologist or urological oncologist is a doctor who specializes in treating kidney cancer using surgery for you. You could also get rational therapy, this is when you being the patients will be put under a scanner they will use different types of light to kill the cancer. For chemotherapy, they will give you a lot of medicine and it will make all of your cells not reproduce.
It is important to realize that with timely diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured. If found early, the survival rate for patients with kidney cancer ranges from 79 to 100 percent. In stage one the survival rate percentage rate is 81%. Next is stage two that survival rate is 74%. Next, is stage three that survival rate is 53%. Stage four has a percentage of 8%. Your cancer can also so be in remission that's where the cancer is not totally cured, in other words it will probably come back.
There is some symptoms that you need to look out for. For example,
- Blood in your urine - a limp in your side or abdomen - a loss of appetite - a pain in your side that doesn't go away
As the tumor grows larger the more symptoms that may appear. By the way you can have more than one of these symptoms.
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